After fixing my own meals for several weeks post hip-replacement surgery—while using a walker, and the words simple and basic come to mind—Sharlet baked Apple Crisp for me one weekend. I cannot begin to describe how delicious it was! She claimed the taste was partly due to her using only Granny Smith apples. Whatever! It’s a winner!


6 Granny Smith apples. Peel, slice, and place in a large mixing bowl.

Add the following:

  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • ½ cup brown sugar, scant
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ¼ cup raisins, if desired
  • Dash salt

Mix well. Pour into a greased 9- or 12-inch baking casserole dish. Set aside.


¼ cup apple juice and ¼ cup rice milk

Add the following:

  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ chopped pecans
  • ¼ cup sugar

Mix well and then sprinkle over apples in casserole dish.

Place uncovered in preheated oven. Bake 45 minutes at 350 degrees F until topping is browned.

Serve warm or cold.